Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2012? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we asked what are the 5 mobile apps you cannot live without. Over 2,000 of you chose to participate, giving us some nice insights about your favorite, essential, and must-have mobile apps. While apps are a new addition to our lives, they’ve definitely become important! So which is the most indispensable app out there?

As there were many options to choose from in this poll, I will deviate from the usual report and tell you only about the most popular apps. You can always check out the screenshot below to see the full results. According to the 2,188 readers who voted, each voting for 5 mobile apps, the most popular app, and the one most of you can’t live without is your email app (14% of the votes), followed closely by a navigation app (13%), a browser (13%), a file-sharing app such as Dropbox/Google Drive/Skydrive (10%) and Facebook (9%). Closing the list of apps is Pinterest, with less than 1% of the votes. It’s important to mention that Evernote and its counterparts were missing from the original list, but were a very popular choice in the comments.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Don’t forget to check out last week’s best comment by Vipul Jain, who won 150 points for his great recommendations!

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This week’s poll question is: Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2012?

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Last December, exactly one year ago, I asked you to choose which company was your favorite during the year 2011. Surprisingly, although many things have happened in 2012, the list I presented last year is still very relevant. A year ago, the company most people chose as best was Mozilla, who will it be this year? Below you will find the exact same poll from last year. The only difference is a whole year has passed. How did this year change the standings of the major tech companies? Let’s find out!

Explain in the comments why you chose the company you did. Further more, if you chose “none of the above”, tell us which company should be the best of 2012 but wasn’t included.

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Comments (28)
  • Jim Spencer

    It has never ceased to amaze me at the innovation of people and the ideas that are turned into great useful products. Just when I thought Microsoft and Apple were never to be unseated as the most influential, along comes the innovation of companies like Amazon, Samsung and Google. Healthy competition is always a great way to see who can create the best product, so monopoly is therefore an opposite effect. Being an IT person, I look forward to what is to come in 2013, and can only imagine that a product will come along to further amaze the populace.

  • Christine St Syr Griffin

  • Christine St Syr Griffin

    Ok so when you say company you probably mean something related to or involved with technology, as I was reading my initial flashcard response was amazon. My thoughts still wrapped in Christmas boxes kindly delivered to my door from various carriers Amazon’s little elves working fast and furiously to bring Christmas cheer.Then I realized oh girl they mean the peeps over at Microsoft, Apple or the Google guys. Then the lightbulb moment , duh where do I get great apps, ebooks, software, a kindle if I wanted one, the first place I purchased a smart phone, get my sons ps3 games and microphone Bluetooth head thing, Amazon prime streaming,I didn’t even realize how integrated technologically speaking that Amazon is and how much I took their services

    for granted. I am a lover of amazon they have great customer service, actually 1 of 2 on my list. Awesome return policies, offer so many little lovelies from mac make up to MacBook pro.,

  • Dan Wickersham

    Samsung has been innovative with SIII, the connectivity of all samsung products through dongles and software. As much as Apple hates them Samsung is the best.

  • Ana Georgievska

    SIII’s the best, IV on the way

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